Samsung is understood for being experimental and daring with new designs and implementations in its smartphone manufacturing. It’s in a singular place enabling it to take dangers and take a look at new concepts to see if they are going to stick.
In 2019 the corporate applied a kind of out-there concepts and launched its first rotating digicam on the Galaxy A80. The South Korean conglomerate has taken out a patent (through MySmartPrice) for a rotating digicam design built-in with a foldable machine.
The patent reveals that it’s going to encompass two housings related by a hinge. The rotating digicam module will likely be positioned both on the prime proper nook or useless heart in the suitable bezel.
Furthermore, folding angle and movement sensors are additionally current. They are going to assist with figuring out the cellphone’s orientation and the angle at which the 2 housings are. The rotating module will then act in keeping with the sensors’ indicators whereas the digicam app is open.
Why would this matter?
This design might be helpful for just a few causes. First, it might enable the producer to spend fewer assets on a front-facing digicam system. Nonetheless, we’re not certain how a lot such a module prices, so we can not say whether or not the manufacturing value is decrease.
The extra apparent profit right here is for the end-user, and that’s the equal high quality in photos from each the rear and front-facing pictures. It appears to me that rotating cameras appear to go very effectively with foldables. However, I’m not so certain concerning the sturdiness, and folding telephones weren’t sturdy within the first place.